Launch of the LINK Bus Service.
Mayor Len Brown launched the new LINK bus service this morning which will start operating on Sunday, 21 August 2011. City LINK (red bus) will run every 7 – 8 minutes and will be free of charge , the Inner LINK (green bus) will run every 10 minutes and cost $1.80, the Outer LINK (orange bus) will run every 15 minutes and will cost no more than $3.40. Concessionary fares apply and you will receive discount if you use your HOP card. The buses connect popular Auckland locations which are branded for easy identification. The new buses are air conditioned, wheel-chair accessible, child buggy friendly and meet Euro 5+ emissions standards. Auckland has always been a rather grey and dull city but things are changing rapidly, there has been an explosion of colour on our streets of late and we love the bright colours which go a long way to help create a vibrant city. We can’t wait to test the new services on Sunday.
The launch was bright, cheerful and very imaginative – characters represented icons of locations such as Newmarket, Ponsonby, Balmoral etc. Congratulations Auckland Transport – we love the concept, the logo and the new buses.